Here’s one more department in which the 2014 Dodge Durango leads its class: towing capacity. Check it out: Here’s a fully appointed, three-row SUV with an available 3.6-liter, 290 hp Pentastar® V-6 engine on the SXT, Limited and Citadel (295 hp) that can tow up to 6, 200 lbs. in safety and comfort.
If that’s not enough for the job you have in mind, simply select the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 standard on R/T or optional on Limited and Citadel with 360 hp and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, and the towing capacity is boosted to a whopping 7, 400 lbs. That’s at the head of the class for a full-size SUV.
Towing capacity is a rating the automakers use to indicate how heavy a trailer a vehicle can pull without adversely affecting safety and reliability. Dozens of factors are taken into account, from braking power to suspension loads to engine cooling reserve. Lake or campground, the Durango will carry you there with ease. Mountains are no longer obstacles. Now they’re scenic attractions.
Along with its category-leading towing capacity, the Durango offers additional features to make long-distance hauling leisurely and secure, including standard trailer sway control on all models. This sophisticated electronic programming can detect when the trailer’s yaw behavior departs from normal, applying the brakes to arrest the undesirable motion and improve vehicle control.
More items that make the Durango the ideal towing vehicle for business or pleasure: eight-speed automatic transmission, 85 cubic feet of interior cargo volume, and the full slate of standard Durango convenience and connectivity features. To build your own 2014 Durango, go to Dodge.com.